Heavyweight contender Robert Helenius remains undefeated following an easy stoppage victory in the Finn’s first bout for two years on Saturday night.
‘The Nordic Nightmare’ towered over his opponent and looked in a totally different weight class to the hapless Andras Csomor who had no idea how to handle the brute strength and blunt force of Helenius from the very first bell.
Helenius, 31, hurt the 26 year-old Hungarian with every blow he landed at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Estonia and was worlds apart in terms of class. The two-time European title holder pushed his record to 20-0 with the twelfth early finish of his career having slightly shaken off the cobwebs in a short comeback.
The win lifted the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the future of Helenius for a brief moment as the heavy handed fighter continues his battle with promoters Sauerland regarding the legality of his contract.
Sauerland told WBN earlier in the week that they granted permission for Helenius to box on the EST Boxing promotion despite claiming a legal triumph in midweek. A judge agreed that Helenius is still under the banner of Sauerland for at least one more bout, although there are still doubts as to whether that fight will actually take place.
Sauerland are aiming to put on a show headlined by Helenius in the summer, and if it comes off, hopefully it will be with a more meaningful opponent.